Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today I simply took the student through two books; I asked her to select one book that was easy for her, and one book that was advanced. We went through and I identified which words she had questions on, and how she approached them. She will obtain more practice materials from her teacher. We established our goals: to have her at the desired level, and to have her excel in reading."
"The student and I first went through two reading comprehension passages that he had for homework. To encourage the use of strategies, I provided him with three different colored highlighters; this led him to being much more enthusiastic about going back to the passage to find proof for his answers. Since he went back to his passage for proof more often, he went through the homework quickly. We also went over a test he had taken. First, we went through multiple-choice questions in which each questions had a sentence with one word underlined, and he had to figure out the definition to that word. I walked him through the strategy of finding word clues in the sentences to help him define the underlined word."
"We reviewed the student's ELA and reading homework. Additionally we reviewed his spelling words. He was able to spell all 5 spelling words. He and I worked on reading comprehension skills and questions. I gave him a reading fluency test and he was able to read 72 wpm. Next week, we will work on sight words and writing. The student was left with additional spelling words and 2 reading comprehension assignments."
"I reviewed parts of speech and introduced the concepts of independent and dependent clauses and simple, complex, and compound sentences to the student. He was able to provide examples of each concept we covered. He will write a compound sentence for practice before our next session."
"The student worked on writing her essay for her ESL class. She worked on vocabulary, and later we read and discussed "What Do Fish Have to do With Anything?" I had a good discussion with her."
"We reviewed her power words, and then worked on some math homework her teacher had assigned. The math seems to easy for her. In addition we started work on some skill building activities to take her to the next reading level. Overall, I am pleased with her progress and I believe she is no longer behind her classmates."